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Old 05-20-2019, 01:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I had hopes for a Elio, Don't think any more than the proto-types will ever roll out of anywhere. Shreeveport and depositors got robbed. Sad days, there.

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Old 05-20-2019, 03:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The KEI cars/vans look to have promise, I will search for parts. May be lay the van windshield back a bit. I am hoping to get by with few compromises of aerodynamics.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Fiat 500 or Smart windshield, maybe?
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Fiat 500 or Smart windshield, maybe?
Good candidates, but the original Fiat 500 or the new one?
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Are modern day windshields of a laminated design or of the million pieces design when they break ? I know from experience, laminated windshields can be cut by any glass shop worth their credentials.

As asked several times is your project a 4 wheel or 3 wheel design ? I am going to use a used golf car windshield, after cutting and vacuum molding to shape and applying Rain-X as needed. Got it for free (actually 2 bags of pure Costa Rica coffee)

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Old 05-20-2019, 12:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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#Relativity light, sleek powered by 750 Kawasaki w/c horizontal service engine. 27HP stock.
Passengers, plural?

Now I'm concerned about the drivetrain packaging. What's the length of the motorcycle trans/VW differential. You might drop the chain drive for an adapter plate. You'd wind up with something along the lines of the R. Q. Riley X-3 or the Blackjack Zero.


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As for the windshield, with staggered seating 48-50" seems excessive. My Superbeetle has a windshield that's 42" across the base. The trick is that it's 48" across the B-pillar. Thus the windshield header and aft is within the frontal area. The glass is flat but it doesn't make much of a difference as there is no need for the flow to reattach.
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3 Wheel, standard big twin trans 5sp. Electric reverse ad on. Belt from engine to trans as normal primary set up with clutch. Final drive to diff from small car in bearings. Differential enclosed by metal housing. Sprocket in place of ring gear. Half shafts out to front wheels. 30% of hp stock clutch can hold, weight not much more than bike with side car.

Thank you for the input. Yes as a slick wide reverse trike.
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I am a big wide guy. 275 lbs, 2xl ,,, 28in wide at shoulders. 30 plus inches are mine.
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Yes, that is why I want production windshield. In Michigan weather requires wipers.

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